Our Vaccine Philosophy
North Florida Pediatrics (NFP) firmly believes in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.
We firmly believe in the safety of vaccines. We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (APP) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
We firmly believe, based on all available literature, evidence, and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities. We firmly believe that thimerosal, a preservative that has been in vaccines for decades and remains in some vaccines does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities.
We firmly believe that vaccinating children and young adults may be the single most important health-promoting intervention we perform as healthcare providers, and that you can perform as parents/caregivers. The recommended vaccines and the vaccine schedule are the results of years and years of scientific study and data gathering on millions of children by thousands of our brightest scientists and physicians.
We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child’s next visit.